Halloween candy warning

The Ocean County Prosecutor's office and state health department are reminding parents to check their children's Halloween treats for drug-laced candy.

Edible forms of marijuana can be found in New Jersey and other nearby states and pose a risk to children, according to information provided by the prosecutor and the state health department via an information graphic.

Authorities say a 10-year-old child from Ramapo overdosed in May after eating a drug-laced sour gummy bear.

A public service announcement provided by authorities tells what to look for and what to do if you suspect your child's candy may be tainted.

Halloween candy warnings are nothing new. Authorities still warn parents to check candy for tampering with needles, razor blades or other foreign objects.

Warnings about candy tainted with drugs have grown since Colorado legalized marijuana in 2014.

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